7 800Mhz RAM Modules Compared

Subject: Memory | November 18, 2005 - 10:14 AM |
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Legit Reviews has grabbed 7 different companies 800Mhz DIMMs, and put them all to a test to see who is fastest, the best overclocker, and which has the best price for it's performance.  Give it a read.

"Legit Reviews has recently had the opportunity to look over SEVEN PC2-6400 memory kits from some

of the most popular enthusiast brand lines here in North America. Our three memory kits came from

A-DATA, Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, Mushkin, OCZ, and SyncMAX.

CHAINTECH® Releases the Latest Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 18, 2005 - 08:52 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan (November 18, 2005) — Walton Chaintech Corporation today announced its SE68GS, an up-to-date graphics cards, which utilize the newest NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS graphics processing unit.


Focusing on midrange price point, the SE68GS delivers even higher performance. To be powered by NVIDIA 6800 GS processor, the SE68GS provides 425MHz engine clock which beat the 400 MHz engine clock of 6800 Ultra. The Chaintech® SE68GS features 256MB DDR3 SDRAM plus the 6800 GS GPU native 256-bit memory interface; SE68GS delivers 1000MHz memory clock.

Attention E-mart shopper ...

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 18, 2005 - 08:46 AM |
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... someone claiming to be you just bought the $500 Dawsons Creek box set ... thank you for shopping on the web.


Don't let it happen to you, if you are unsure about how identity theft happens, and what you can do to protect yourself, read this article at The Tech Zone.


"Although you can recover from having your identity stolen, it is far better to prevent it from

happening in the first place. Knowing what criminals can do with your identity is the first best

step to protecting your identity.

Squeezing more from an audio stream

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2005 - 03:20 PM |
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Streaming any media to anything that can play music just got a lot easier.  The Squeezebox can connect through wires as you'd expect, but you also get to stream on 802.11g, as it will accept that signal as well.  Designtechnica has all the details.

"Slim Devices' newest Squeezebox network music player is turning heads with a stylish look and the

ability to stream digital music and Internet radio stations to a stereo.

Sapphire's take on the X800GTO, a gem with 4 facets

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 17, 2005 - 01:41 PM |
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Sapphire has 4 versions of the X800 GTO, the GTO, the GTO2, the Fireblade and the Ultimate.  HardwareZone tested all 4, and you can see their results here.

"Sapphire dropped a bombshell on us with its complete range of Radeon X800 GTO 256MB cards for the

PCI Express interface. Consisting of four similarly clocked cards that target different users, the

lineup is very comprehensive.

Intel Launches High-Performance 90-Nanometer Multi-Level-Cell Nor Flash Memory For Multimedia Handse

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2005 - 10:10 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced it is shipping in volume the industry's first 90-nanometer (nm) multi-level cell (MLC) NOR flash memory device.

Intel Chairman Addresses United Nations

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2005 - 10:09 AM |
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TUNIS, TUNISIA — Nov 16, 2005 — Acting as the ambassador for the global information and communications technology industries, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett today spoke at the opening ceremony of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (UNWSIS) about a new era in economic history marked by 'ideas as the new source of wealth.'


'Technology enables businesses and individuals to participate in the global information society,' said Barrett, who as Chairman and former CEO of Intel visits more than thirty countries a year.

AMD's chosen path for the next year

Subject: Processors | November 17, 2005 - 09:05 AM |
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The Register has a look at AMD's roadmap for the upcoming year, and spots things like L3 cache, DDR2 and and Pacifica.

"Hester also pointed to chipsets containing L3 cache, which also harks back to Ruiz' April

prognostications - he too hinted AMD might one day return to the chipset market.

Source: The Register

The rare albino Sapphire motherboard spotted

Subject: Motherboards | November 17, 2005 - 08:59 AM |
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The Sapphire Pure Innovation PI-A9RX480 is a very distinctive looking board, built around the

ATI 200P chipset.  With one x16 PCIe slot, 2 normal PCIe, 2 PCI 2.2 slots, and built in audio, LAN and firewire, this board seems to have everything you would need.  Read the full review at BigBruin.

"Tell me, isn't that one of the purdiest boards you've seen seen since the Soyo Dragon KT400

Platinum?

Source: PimpRig

First generation replicator

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2005 - 08:47 AM |
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Dan of Dan's Data has posted a look at the state of 3-D printing.  If you can afford one of the printers, you can have just about anything you can imagine.  Or if it works out like he is thinking, a trip to Kinko's or Office Depot may be a bit more interesting in the future.


"In The Beginning of "additive" 3D printing (as opposed to the old "subtractive" milling machines

that cut a shape out of a block of source material), there were stereolithography machines, that

UV-lasered a slowly growing resin prototype o

Source: Dan's Data

AMD ADDED TO DOW JONES INDEXES THAT TRACK PERFORMANCE OF SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANIES

Subject: General Tech | November 17, 2005 - 08:31 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA - November 16, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has been added to the recently launched Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North American) and the Dow Jones Sustainability


United States Index (DJSI United States). These indexes track best-in-class companies in the U.S. and throughout North America based on social, economic, and environmental criteria, such as corporate governance, climate change, eco-efficiency, and labor practices.

Source: AMD

RAIDing throughput to the Max(tor)

Subject: Storage | November 16, 2005 - 02:24 PM |
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HotHardware has done a lot of testing on the DiamondMax 10.  Not only do they try 3 different RAID types, but they also try different stripe sizes to see what effect that will have on the drive's throughput.  If you are looking for a new hard drive, or just wonder what the different RAIDs do, and how well they do it, spare them a few minutes of your time.

"We're writing to let you know that we've just posted a new article at HotHardware.Com entitled,

Maxtor DiamondMax 10: Exploring NCQ &

Source: HotHardware

The ice have it?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 01:20 PM |
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PrimoChill's PC Ice is a liquid coolant that is touted as a better cooler than water, which is supposed to be both non-conductive and to lubricate your water pump as it moves through your system.  Head over to Think Computers to see how it performed.

Quote: 'I've been into liquid and water cooling for almost a year now, you may think that that isn't a long time, but trust me it is. I've learned A LOT in that short amount of time about the various aspects of liquid cooling.

Achieve The Most From Your High-Performance Computing Platforms With New Intel(R) Software Developme

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 12:45 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2005 — Intel Corporation today began shipping five new software development tools that make it easier to create the distributed applications used in high- performance computing (HPC) clusters.


Currently, more than half of the world's Top 500 HPC systems are based on Intel® processors**. Intel® Software Development Products greatly improve the scalability and help maximize the performance of those systems.

Stuff your stocking with silicon

Subject: Memory | November 16, 2005 - 11:14 AM |
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RAM choices are plentiful this year, and I don't just mean the choice of companies.  With several ranges of performance, and DDR2 as well, it can be hard to figure out what kind of memory to base your system around. Think Computers can help, with a comparsion of 3 companies offerings, at various speeds and timings.

'Tis the season for you to go and spend your hard earned money on things you most likely don't

need, or the person you are getting it for doesn't need either, but we still do

3 Million Teachers Help Students Learn To Develop 21st Century Skills

Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2005 - 09:59 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2005 — A major milestone was reached by Intel Corporation today in its worldwide effort to help students and teachers develop 21st century learning skills. Three million teachers have now completed training through Intel® Teach to the Future, a professional development program designed to help teachers effectively integrate technology with learning.

Playing find the bottleneck

Subject: Processors | November 16, 2005 - 09:02 AM |
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X-bit Labs wanted to know if you really need a 2+Ghz A64 as a minimum for the newest games.  If the CPU is really slowing down the performance of the graphics card, will a top of the line FX chip do anything noticable to the performance?  They took 13 chips, a spread between Intel and AMD, both top of the line, and bottom of the barrel, and benchmarked at high quality.  This is part 2, part one is just below, and involves 28 CPU's at various qualities.

"We decided to write an update to our

Source: X-Bit Labs

Getting close to that season

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 08:50 AM |
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Either you've got a list, and have emailed to everyone you know a dozen times, or you have no list and are struggling to figure out what you'd like ... apart from that $10,000 72" HDTV, of course.  Well, The Tech Zone has compiled a list, that may help you shop for someone else, or for telling someone what to get for you.


"Finding the perfect gift for the person in your life can be tricky. That's made even more so when

the person you're buying for happens to be a techie.

The cure for being a laptop noob

Subject: Mobile | November 15, 2005 - 03:46 PM |
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You may sound like a pro when you are dealing with desktops and servers, but are you afraid to talk about laptops for fear of being labeled a noob?  Read up on all the new laptop terminology at The Tech Zone, and never fear again!

"For the ordinary computer user keeping abreast of all these new technologies and inventions can

be a major chore if you're considering buying a laptop in the next little while.

Thinking out of the box when testing equipment

Subject: Systems | November 15, 2005 - 02:27 PM |
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If you've wondered how forum members are testing components without setting up a new PC, or getting a mobo to boot while it is outside of the case, and has no power button, give this guide at Adrian's Rojak Pot a read, it will give you most of the tips and tricks.

"This quick guide will show you just how to power up a standalone PSU for quick and easy tests of

accessories and other components that require electrical power.

Source: Tech ARP